Howard Wang's Frisco @The Star

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63 reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
With over 30 years of family recipes, tradition, and experience, Howard Wang's China Grill made its grand opening on July 2013 in Southlake. We are very pleased to join the community of the Shops of Southlake, located near Central Market. Howard Wang’s offers a unique blend of modern décor, comforting atmosphere, and original family crafted recipes. The recipes used are unique family creations that breed a very loyal following at Howard Wang’s China Grill. With a commitment to quality, the food speaks for itself and is only made with the finest ingredients; even the rolls and dumplings are prepared fresh daily.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 63 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
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3.9
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.9
Value
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDavidA
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Everything was very good. We went early on New Years Eve.

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vipSusie
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

We have eaten here @ Wong’s several times over the last two years, & always considered it upscale & VG overall. However, on Xmas Eve 2030 everything seemed to come unglued. Our reservation was for 7:30PM, & we arrived a few minutes early. My wife, who ordered Egg Drop Soup, & Cashew Chicken, was served first. My Edamame appetizer arrived next, but that was it. We waited another 15 or 20 minutes, before asking what had happened to my entree, Happy Family, which had never arrived! Our Waitress apologized for the apparent Mix up in the kitchen, & the manager soon stopped by to say We wouldn’t be charged for my meal, which was eventually delivered!

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sindamv
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

We have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed the food and service. Unfortunately, this time the service was extremely slow, the main entrees tasted good but were luke warm.
Hoping others are not having the same experience but we will not be returning for a while and will be looking for another Chinese restaurant

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BenK
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

First time I've been to a classic Chinese restaurant that plays rap music with an interior decor suitable for a small town Denny's. The appetizer spare ribs were definitely cooked the night before. Super dry, tough and had what appeared to be dried out bbq sauce on them, although it didn't taste like it. Hot sour soup was barely warm and had a musky flavor. I didn't finish it. My entree was Mandarin sweet and sour chicken. Again, barely warm and largely flavorless. My friend had egg drop soup and 2 of the rib appetizer. Her soup was flavorless and barely warm. I chose HW for lunch beciase I've had many great meals at their dallas location, but that a decade ago. Maybe the dynasty has fallen.

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vipLawrenF
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This place is always a winner. Great food and Great service every time.

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vipTinaM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ordered the black bean stir fry with pork. Delish! Our waiter Chris was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, and made the whole experience a 10.

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vipMarknPam
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Uptown better new location Frisco. Not great. Food was Okay. Fella like a bus stop area cafe.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Anniversary

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vipKermin
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I felt like the food was great. I wish the waitress had better explained the menu, I would have ordered a vegetable side for my dish had she better explained the offerings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Our service was awful. Couldn’t even keep waters refilled much less order a cocktail. Waited an hour for our food. The food was delicious. Meal was discounted and dessert provided. Talked to owner and he is really trying to do better. Food was amazing and I would certainly give them another shot.

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vipKatie
Dallas
55 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Party of 10 and one person never got a meal as it was done incorrectly twice. The first time with a bug in the meal and the second time with the wrong sauce all together (dietary restrictions not met either).
The server apologized every time she came to the table and it was super awkward. Drinks took extra king and it was pretty dragged out for a week night dinner.
We were seated in an obscure corner with little ambiance and no room for servers to get around out table.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night with my wife and another couple. Started with the potstickers. For entree, had the spicy crispy prawns. All was FANTASTIC! Washed down with the Peking Old Fashioned. We will definitely be back.

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vipTracyK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great and SAFE service during these times. My family and I felt very comfortable dining here.

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Vicki
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and friendly waitress

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vipTalentAlly
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

We had a bizarre dinner with no waiter. The bartender took our drink order then we had to chase down a server to order. The hostess did check to see if the order was in, which it was, but let's say, it was not okay.
They brought the appetizers with the entree... There was a screaming baby one table over which did not add to the experience, which although no one's fault, still makes for an unpleasant visit. Kind of a waste of a Saturday evening date dinner!! Won't be back

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Christie
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

For the most part, the food was good. However, the duck was very, very dry and overcooked. The staff were dressed extremely casual, throwing us off a bit for a higher-end Asian dining experience. Almost more fitting for a bar and grill. The attention paid to our table was poor. We had to constantly ask for items; silverware, water, soy sauce, napkin. Even then, we'd be forgotten and the server would eventually return to ask, "Sorry, what did you need again?" So, we'd repeat and wait. There were three other tables dining in the entire room. So, not busy thus justifying partially the poor attention. Our biggest issue was service. Overall, not a place we'd return to unless the service had improved.

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vipLisaA
Dallas
58 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Great (Americanized) dim sum - our siu mai was cool when it arrived to the table, but after requesting it be reheated, it was delicious. Only 1 other table was there when we arrived and 1 when we left. My son loved the kids chicken tenders.

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vipMarkH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

we ordered crispy chicken and crispy beef, both of them were so tough that myself and wife could not eat them. My son ordered orange chicken which was good. the Sampler was good.

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GinnyT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Moo Shu Pork had little flavor and pancakes were stalw

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vipterri
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent quality. Good service. Best Asian food in Frisco!

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GregD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Crispy Beef is a MUST...we lived in China and this is the best we have tried back in the US. Service was fabulous...thanks Christopher!

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vipanooshh
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Service was a bit slow but that’s no biggie. The food was lacking flavor. Szechuan dumplings which usually have a kick at the end were bland. Drunken noodles were best dish this time and Kung pao was ok. Dim sum platter was bad and the wontons were too cheesy

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ScottH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

The food was very good and our waiter was very good and great personality. That said the overall experience did not sit well with us. I made reservations week prior and stated specifically "first time at restaurant and would like table in main dining room - not near front door, kitchen or bathroom". We arrive at restaurant and checked in the reservation - the hostess then proceeds to take us to the very first table near door and bathroom. When I stated I had requested main dining room she said that area reserved - yes correct I said - I have reservation. At that point she did not seem to care and we basically didn't want to argue. Over the course of night - plenty of people party of 2's coming and going and by 7:45 the restaurant was empty. We never really saw what the restaurant looked like - just shoved in booth by front door with cold gust of wind coming in. Again - the food lived up to reviews and waiter great. But I hope the management sees this review and contacts me to further discuss and maybe invite us back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
86 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Probably the best Chinese around! Everything was hot and well prepared, especially the bbq pork fried rice!

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vipBoye
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service and surprisingly not very expensive. This was my second time dining here and I will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second time in two weeks. We LOVE this place! The staff is incredible. They are nice, knowledgable regarding their menu, and very attentive to any needs. The managers were genuine. The food is AMAZING! My husband wanted to celebrate his 50th here. My teenagers loved the food, too. We WILL be back!

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vipSarahCYates
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere and service was impeccable. However, the food was good, not great. For the ambiance of the restaurant, we expected the food to be a bit more elevated. Overall though, we did have a lovely time and did enjoy the food. I’m sure we’ll return.

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JasonP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was outstanding. The food was very good, however I felt the price for the food was a little high but overall I really liked the place and would maybe go back again.

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vipJohnH
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was fantastic. It was fresh, hot, and tasty!
It was proved well and the service was good. We will be back and we need to bring friends. This place deserves to do well, and will do well once people try it out.

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vipHKozy
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Not a great experience.
We sat for 15 minutes before anyone came over to the table.
Once w ordered one of our diners appetizer did not come out with the others, they never place the order.
Eventually it did show up and do not really feel like anyone cared about our service.
My dinner came out warm not hot, the others food was pretty good.
Really bad service for what is supposed to be a high end Chinese restaurant. Not a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
87 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Chinese restaurant in the area. Service was spot on; the noise level was reasonable and the food was fantastic! We will definitely be back.

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NickiK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food fresh and delicious. We like eating in the restaurant, but order takeout often. They have a nice menu with a variety of choices my whole family loves.

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KrissieS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Sadly the Peking Duck which is what they are known for was over-cooked and crispy. Ambiance was not great either, for this restaurant and to be at The Star I was saddened by the experience - downtown location is MUCH better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The food and service was very poor.

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discerningdiner
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was very good, and the lunch portions are a bargain. They are plenty even for a dinner and come with soup. Service was ok. Server forgot wine and did not bring the chili oil on the side, as she said she would. The peppers were cooked in the dish.

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HeatherH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious and a

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vipJermaineG
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Poor service.

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vipJimN
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Out of four diners you’d think one would enjoy their meal. Afraid not. Just not good food. Edible, but nobody finished their meal or wanted take home box.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, but the service fell a little flat. Server was unenthusiastic, had us help her pass out our food when it arrived, and practically tossed the fortune cookies on the table at the end of the meal. Meal and restaurant was great but their service staff is killing it for them.

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Howard Wang's Frisco @The Star is rated 4 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.